Single Tooth Implant
Dental implants act as artificial titanium roots. These implants are placed in the mandibular or maxillary bone, integrating into them and therefore creating a solid piece to be able to place partial or total dental prostheses on them. They are placed when a tooth is missing, or when a natural one needs to be removed and must be replaced by an artificial one. Unfortunately, however, not everyone is a candidate. If you are missing a tooth but have underlying conditions that may keep you from being a viable candidate for implants, we can let you know if you are a good candidate for them here at Roth Family Dentistry.
Single Tooth Implant Functionality
Dental implants can help improve chewing or occlusal function. The crowns allow you to chew normally again, with a proper bite, and avoid possible phonological problems that may occur when air escapes through the gap in the missing tooth.
They can also help improve aesthetic function, as well. A smile is a fundamental form of expression and communication, and our team cares about your self-esteem. A single tooth implant allows you to restore your beautiful smile.
Finally, they can also help improve biological function. The space left by a missing tooth causes the surrounding teeth to move, increasing the likelihood of cavities and periodontal problems. A dental implant will help you to preserve the position of the rest of the teeth.
Is It Noticeable or Visible That I Have a Dental Implant?
Many patients express concern that their implants may be noticeable. Fortunately, dental implants are not visible. In addition, the artificial teeth that are placed are specially designed to appear natural and identical to your own. Dental implants are a lifetime commitment, so we take very seriously the aesthetic aspect of this procedure.
How Do I Know if a Tooth Implant Is the Right Choice for Me?
In our office, we will provide you the necessary assistance and a comprehensive examination to offer you the most appropriate treatment for your case. This will help make sure that the imaging does not show any complications. It will also help ensure that the occlusion of the mouth, that is, your bite, is adequate for the procedure, so it will not receive more pressure than it is recommended.
How Is a Dental Implant Placed?
During the procedure, local anesthesia is used. An incision is made in the gums and the implant, which is similar to an elongated screw that is placed into the bone and acts as a substitute for the root of the tooth, is placed. In that piece, a smaller one is screwed, which is the part that will later hold the crown. It is a simple procedure that lasts about half an hour.
Advantages of Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits to dental implants. For instance, they help prevent bone resorption. If a tooth is missing the crown and the root, the bone is pulled back and the physical appearance changes. Dental implants help prevent this. In cases where only one tooth is missing when a dental implant is inserted, adjacent teeth remain untouched.
Furthermore, dental implants stay in place. The difference from removable solutions is that dental implants will give you the confidence and feeling of having natural teeth. With dental implants, you will not experience any of the discomfort and swelling which is associated with the removal of dentures, either.
There are also several types of dental implants, depending on the number of teeth you are missing. In addition to single tooth implants, we provide multiple tooth implants, mini dental implants, and the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, which has just four implant posts.
Dental implants provide the best technique for the replacement of lost natural teeth, functionality, and aesthetics. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, Roth Family Dentistry is happy to help you. Please contact us at 406-728-2745 today!